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Catching up with the former daytime actors. is back with more scoops on the careers of former stars from past soap operas “All My Children,” “Another World,” “As the World Turns” and “Guiding Light.”

A new web series, a Daytime Emmy, a “Scandal” star with a Pine Valley connection, a passing, an audio book narrator, fan Q&As and more…

Guillermo Diaz and Kelly Ripa’s missed opportunity on All My Children.
Guillermo Diaz, who plays Huck on “Scandal,” was a guest on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” and revealed that he once auditioned for an “All My Children” role to play opposite Ripa’s Hayley Vaughan (1990 to 2001) as Mateo Santos. “We could’ve been married!” Guillermo joked and went on to say he never had the chance to read for the part, which Ripa’s husband Mark Consuelos landed. Watch the video below where they make up for their missed opportunity in Pine Valley by acting out a reading of their own…

Alicia Minshew stars in Surviving Sam.
Former “All My Children” fan favorite Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall Hart Slater, on and off 2002 to 2013) will play the lead opposite Rob Magnotti (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”) in the comedy web series “Surviving Sam.” The actors play a recently divorced couple, Ben and Samantha Gallo, who are court ordered to live with their children under the same roof. Filming took place in New York. Stay tuned for its spring release and watch the official trailer below.

Betsy von Furstenberg passes away at 83.
Former soap actress Betsy von Furstenberg passed away in her Manhattan home on Tuesday April 21 at 83. The daughter of Count Franz-Egon von Furstenberg and his wife Elizabeth, the family moved from their castle in Westphalia, Germany to America where Furstenberg pursued a career in acting. She played Lisa Miller Hughes on “As the World Turns” in the 1980s as well as the Duchess of Essex on “Another World.” sends Furstenberg’s family and friends our condolences.